Urban Planner

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An urban planner develops land use plans and programs that help create communities, accommodate population growth and revitalize physical facilities in towns, cities, counties, and metropolitan areas.

TRAINING/EDUCATION NEEDED

The minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree. Some employers may prefer certification as well.

WHERE TO STUDY

For 2- and 4-year college and university programs across the country, visit our Where to Study page.

SALARY EXPECTATIONS

In January 2019, the median yearly salary for an urban planner ranged from $39,933 - $83,793, according to PayScale.com. For more information, visit Study.com's Urban Planner Profile.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS

VIDEOS AND TESTIMONIALS

Watch a day in the life of Tony Biglieri, urban planner and founder of the Biglieri Group Ltd.

Learn what it's like to be a city planner in New York City from Melissa Herlitz.